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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 26 September 2020, 22:22
Replies: 46
Views: 2,706
Posted By Peter_C
Gas goes BOOM! Diesel doesn't as easily. So...

Gas goes BOOM! Diesel doesn't as easily. So diesel is far safer. Especially if you are talking 100's of gallons, and inboard engines. Plus diesel stores better long term. Diesel fuel also has 15%...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 24 September 2020, 17:42
Replies: 46
Views: 2,706
Posted By Peter_C
Why not a caravan that can hold the family,...

Why not a caravan that can hold the family, friends, and go around the world? Plus you get to have a RIB, albeit a small one, on the back. Perfect for the med :)

This is the one I would like to...
Forum: Trailers & towing 22 September 2020, 01:47
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Peter_C
Drive it. The smell will dissipate over time...

Drive it. The smell will dissipate over time inside. Run that 4th gear test every once in a while to make sure it still grabs (Not while towing). 4 low pulling up steep grades from a stop, while...
Forum: Trailers & towing 21 September 2020, 20:58
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Peter_C
Most all of it will be emanating from inside the...

Most all of it will be emanating from inside the bell housing. There are only so many smells that one remembers clearly. Burnt clutches and branding calves between ones legs are pretty high up there....
Forum: Trailers & towing 21 September 2020, 16:34
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Peter_C
Get rolling down the road at about 40-45km in 4th...

Get rolling down the road at about 40-45km in 4th gear. Put the gas peddle to the floor and "POP" the clutch quickly keeping the gas peddle mashed to the floor. What happens? Does it grab immediately...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 21 September 2020, 13:13
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By Peter_C
I loaded up the crew and we headed out of the no...

I loaded up the crew and we headed out of the no wake zone. When I went to punch it to get on plane, the boat just wouldn't go. Took me another couple of seconds to register the 49cm launch wheels...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 21 September 2020, 12:48
Replies: 58
Views: 1,889
Posted By Peter_C
The old silicon in the carb trick. LOL Seen...

The old silicon in the carb trick. LOL

Seen that before on a vehicle. It ran about the same, like crapola.

Pretty lucky the noise was just the pull starter assembly.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 September 2020, 12:38
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Peter_C
Not sure what kind of sewing machine you have,...

Not sure what kind of sewing machine you have, but if you watched a Sailrite video, they were probably using one of their own branded walking foot sewing machines. These are a heavy duty sewing...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 16 September 2020, 15:04
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By Peter_C
The Beachmaster wheels listed above I can vouch...

The Beachmaster wheels listed above I can vouch for as my friend put them on his SIB. Super easy to put up and down, and roll very well for a light weight SIB. Downfall is they are expensive.
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Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 16 September 2020, 14:58
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Peter_C
Did you mean crane or winch? Is the winch...

Did you mean crane or winch? Is the winch functioning? Distance from storage to water? Picture would be good too.

Single handling uphill over shingle is going to be hard. If you are able to winch...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 September 2020, 15:00
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Peter_C
If there is a chance of falling overboard, get a...

If there is a chance of falling overboard, get a drysuit. If you get a lot of splash, get a drysuit. If you choose your days carefully and only see a little bit of spray rain gear works. Always be...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 15 September 2020, 01:10
Replies: 51
Views: 2,500
Posted By Peter_C
One of the ideas running around in my head is...

One of the ideas running around in my head is putting a 3cm or so round tube vertically welded into the bow of the boat. If you can picture an aircraft landing gear plugged into the tubing, it would...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 13 September 2020, 16:28
Replies: 51
Views: 2,500
Posted By Peter_C
Thanks for the pictures. I wonder if you removed...

Thanks for the pictures. I wonder if you removed the two inner wheels and built some type of steerable dolly for the front using the wheels that were removed if it might travel over the beach easier?...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 12 September 2020, 14:04
Replies: 51
Views: 2,500
Posted By Peter_C
What do you have under the bow for wheels? Looks...

What do you have under the bow for wheels? Looks like it has something in the pics as the boat is level. Unless you are carrying the bow weight? Got a photo?

If you would please also share a...
Forum: Say Hello | New Member Introductions 11 September 2020, 13:40
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Peter_C
Too heavy? Y'all need to hit the gym. Once I put...

Too heavy? Y'all need to hit the gym. Once I put transom wheels on my boat I never dipped the trailer ever again. No wiring issues, no rust, no wheel bearing issues, not dipping the trailer is a...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 11 September 2020, 13:32
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Peter_C
I missed the air deck part round one :whistling:...

I missed the air deck part round one :whistling: Yeah you still need a two part PVC glue. I like Stabond myself.

jwalker said the same thing first :)
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 11 September 2020, 13:02
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Peter_C
First you sew it to a piece of material, then...

First you sew it to a piece of material, then glue the material to the air floor. You can clearly see the black thread on the red material. The Velcro circle on the tube is first sewed to a patch,...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 10 September 2020, 20:38
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Peter_C
No need for glue, just sew it with a nylon...

No need for glue, just sew it with a nylon upholstery thread using a #18 needle.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 September 2020, 01:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Peter_C
What material is it covered in? What Latitude is...

What material is it covered in? What Latitude is the boat stored in? Full sun? Is there a chemical plant nearby?

Sometimes an air gap and a way for the heat to escape are important. Might also...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 September 2020, 13:32
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Peter_C
How old is the boat? Is the transom soft around...

How old is the boat? Is the transom soft around that area? How is the other side? What about the floor connection to the tubes?

That is not going to be a fun repair. Most likely will require...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 08 September 2020, 13:22
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By Peter_C
Why not put the smelly stuff on the rack and the...

Why not put the smelly stuff on the rack and the SIB in the car? Last thing I want is to smell petrol while driving for hours.

Funny as we laugh at Europeans with tiny tow vehicles that are way...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 07 September 2020, 15:12
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By Peter_C
My cargo carrier is rated for 500lbs (227kg)....

My cargo carrier is rated for 500lbs (227kg). That rating means nothing as the hitch is the failure point. We do towing differently in the USA and most vehicles use a square tube receiver hitch. From...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 September 2020, 02:06
Replies: 29
Views: 3,992
Posted By Peter_C
Why not do like some wakeboard boats and install...

Why not do like some wakeboard boats and install a valve? Sewer valves are simple and common. A nice marine cable with a level could remote control it from the helm....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 September 2020, 14:30
Replies: 41
Views: 1,715
Posted By Peter_C
Not sure I understand the overhang part. With an...

Not sure I understand the overhang part. With an inflatable boat the tubes always stick out past the trailer as the trailers in the USA generally end at the transom. No one wants to have their boat...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 05 September 2020, 13:19
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By Peter_C
The forces applied down are amplified by...

The forces applied down are amplified by leverage. It is not uncommon for lesser made receiver hitches to bend to the ground, even with things like a bike rack holding two bikes. A boat weighs far...
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